Here Come the Next Superfoods, and More Food News

November 02, 2017
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Five New “Superfoods” Found in the Atlantic Rainforest
“According to a study supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation five fruit trees native to the Atlantic Rainforest have powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The research states that native Brazilian species … are examples of functional foods, which besides vitamins and nutritional values, have bioactive properties, such as the capacity to combat free radicals -- unstable, highly reactive atoms that bind to other atoms in the organism and cause damage, such as cellular aging or disease.” – Science Daily

China Grows Rice in Salt Water
“Chinese scientists have developed a strain of super-tough "sea rice” that farmers can grow in salty water, set to spark a rice revolution that could help feed over 200 million people. Best of all, it also seems to pass the test taste.” – IFLScience

Hundreds March in the “Grocery Walk” in D.C.
“Grocery Walk in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood … gathered nearly 500 people to walk — wielding carrots and "food justice" signs — in the latest effort to address the intractable problem of food deserts. More than half of the participants were residents who live in or near the District's Ward 8, where a Giant Foods store is the only full-service grocer serving 70,000 residents, leaving fresh, affordable foods out of reach for many.” -- NPR

About Those Lower Prices at Whole Foods…
“While Amazon.com's chase of Whole Foods Market looks like it was a picture-perfect wedding, it appears that the price cuts enacted almost immediately after the marriage was consummated were little more than a gimmick to get people in the door. Despite all the publicity, prices are barely lower than they were before the merger.” – Business Insider

New Report Lists the Costs of U.S. Food Waste
“Uneaten food costs an average American family of four $1,500 a year. Denver, Nashville, and New York, the three cities at the centre of the research, could dish up as many as 68 million extra meals a year if their waste food was used instead of binned, while retailers could be a big source of food donations.” – Global Citizen

Article from Edible Communities at http://www.ediblecommunities.com/sustainable-food/here-come-next-superfoods-and-more-food-news
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